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Motherhood myths busted

Comedies Ali Wong: Hard Knock Wife and The Letdown offer hilarious, sobering insights into the life of a mother

As the dust, and all those credit-card receipts for overpriced flowers, settle on Mother's Day, two television comedies offer a hilariously sober take on what motherhood means sans platitudes.

Two years ago, American comedienne Ali Wong reached escape velocity with Baby Cobra, her deliciously feminist and foul-mouthed set about Asian-American identity and her sexual and reproductive adventures.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 17, 2018, with the headline 'Motherhood myths busted'. Print Edition | Subscribe